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Wednesday, August 5 • TBA
Community Events Overview

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In this schedule you'll see events as described below, all arranged and conducted by the FSCI community.  More details for each event below can be found on the Community Events Page, which will evolve in the weeks leading up to FSCI. 

Lightning Talks
Do you have a story to tell, or a successful technique to suggest to your colleagues? Are you passionate about a facet of scholarly communication that you don’t see in our curriculum? Do you have something to add to the dialogue that you feel is being overlooked? Then contribute a Lightning Talk, and spark some conversation. Held on Day 1 of FSCI, these talks help set the tone and foster connections among like-minded professionals in attendance.

This program matches participants according to their current research partnership ideas, as identified in the registration. Participants will network one-on-one or in a small group, in a medium that suits their needs.

Birds of a Feather
The Birds of a Feather (BOF) program provides opportunities to join your colleagues over the course of FSCI 2020 to network and exchange ideas, insights, and experiences. If you are interested in leading a discussion or have ideas of topics you wish to contribute, sign up to join a BOF group. FSCI Birds of a Feather groups are a way to keep the momentum going and change the world!

Fireside Cats!
Join fellow FSCI participants for Fireside Cats! - a series of virtual coffee events guided by questions designed to be broad, inclusive, and stimulating. Coffee or tea is optional.

Random Network
This networking program matches participants randomly, to (hopefully) imitate the serendipitous encounters you might find at a meal or after a keynote during an in-person FSCI event. Participants will network one-on-one, in a medium that suits their needs.
Guided Network Event
This networking event will provide FSCI participants the opportunity to chat with colleagues on a variety of pre-selected topics. Conducted over Zoom and in breakout rooms, participants can join conversations on topics related to scholarly communication.
Battle Decks
You will not want to miss this night!!  Everyone is invited to take part in Battledecks (a.k.a. PowerPoint karaoke)—Virtual Edition!  How are your improv skills? Ready to perform in front of a live audience? Each contestant will be given 3-5 minutes to present, speaking over ten slides you have never seen, with the goal of telling a coherent story while (a) entertaining the audience and (b) keeping a straight face. An in-person FSCI favorite, we’re dying to see how this plays out via Zoom.
Tired of talking about a problem?  Want to do something about it? Bring your ideas for a focused project to be addressed, or question to be answered, with the help of other FSCI participants.  Ideas will be selected by consensus, and working groups will be formed to tackle the project in collaboration with other FSCI attendees.
Call to Action/Open Mic
Throughout FSCI 2020 everyone will have multiple opportunities to share how FSCI has changed how you think about any topic in Scholarly Communication, or how our world needs to change, and what you plan to do about it! The Call to Action is a way for participants to 1) issue a call to action for the rest of those assembled at FSCI 2020, and/or 2) inspire others to work with you to take action and mobilize change in the world.

Wednesday August 5, 2020 TBA